October 17, 1997
UW-RF Professor To Attend Phi Delta Kappa Council
UW-River Falls Professor Jose E. Vega will be among 100 educators from around the world attending the 1st Legislative Council of Phi Delta Kappa International from Oct. 24-26.
Vega, who is assistant dean of the College of Education & Graduate Studies, will join educators, area coordinators and members of the Board of Directors of Phi Delta Kappa International to conduct the business of the professional education fraternity and to take part in the Conference on Advocates for the Public Schools.
Phi Delta Kappa International promotes education through research, service, and leadership, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education. Its membership includes professional educators form all fields of education.
Presiding over the general sessions will be Phi Delta Kappa International President George Thomas, and associate professor at Mississippi State University at Meridian. At the conclusion of the council, the gavel will pass to James Fogarty, executive director for instructional programs, Easter Suffolk BOCES, Patchogue, N.Y.
Keynote speakers for the conference include Jonathan Kozol, author of "Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation"; Bruce Biddle, co-author with David Berliner of "The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools"; and John Goodlad, author of "In Praise of Education." As part of the conference, the national PTA and the Center on Education Policy in Washington, D.C., will join Phi Delta Kappa in sponsoring a national forum on the need for public schools.